Mixing styles creates a sophisticated industrial style kitchen in an urban London loft.
I have been a magazine junkie most of my adult life and in the last decade I have added several European journals to my list. This industrial chic urban London kitchen found its way into my ever expanding idea file for several reasons. While I tend to surround myself with vintage, I am also attracted to rooms with a juxtaposition of styles. The exquisite exposed brick walls and original wood floors are paired with sleek white cabinets and stainless steel counters. This kitchen makes me want to explore downtown loft living. The gas range top and double ovens are located in the island, where industrial stools are tucked under its curved overhang. The sink is located in the cabinet run along the brick wall, beneath the mirror. In my mind’s eye, the wall to the left of the island would also be washed brick with a few lower cabinets and open shelving, and over-sized artwork on the wall.
Imagine my surprise when I ran across a familiar kitchen online. I quickly searched my Atticmag files to find its mate. Cabinets?! A second sink is located across from the range and a wall of clean-lined, to the ceiling cabinetry provides ample storage for this open floor plan apartment. The wood floors are killer. Long contemporary handles blend into the doors and drawers. The gilded mantel mirror, lots of propped artwork, a framed chalkboard and plants soften the space and add layers of texture and interest. The quirky shaped modern bubble chandelier adds yet another layer to the design. The mixing of styles creates a sophisticated industrial chic space. I love this kitchen.
(Sources: 25 Beautiful Homes, Inspace)
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I can see why you fell in love with this kitchen…twice…it’s gorgeous!
It’s a beautiful kitchen! I love the brick and love that they used plants to soften the space. Thanks for sharing!
Jane F @ Atticmag says
The tendency is to focus on the walls here but the floor looks like reclaimed wood and it’s really a gem I think.
Urban Loft is my favorite style, I think…but I’ve never seen a light version like this. Usually it’s red brick and darker cabs, but this is a cool twist!
I really get this space too. I love the pale white and grey and light colours in here – the warmth comes from the warm wooden floor in this otherwise wonderfully cool room. And that pale white-grey brick wall adds the texture to give all the relief that this room needs. I really like this – but do find it hard to come up with such a vision autonomously. This is a great inspiration space – for any room!
Love at first sight!
This is a great kitchen!
While sleek and modern, it has an ample share of more “traditional” surprises! The chandelier and reclaimed wood floor alone could take your breath away in this context. But, add in the whitewashed brick wall, with the plants and art pieces — including that vintage gold-framed number — and I am sent to wow land. Amazing. I generally favor “older”, more traditional, tkitchens, but this one? I’d claim it in a heartbeat!
Thanks for commenting, everyone. I just love this kitchen more and more every time I see it!